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Re: More Problems (Install)


perhaps that helps.

- the server must have enabled rarp, arp and tftp that the sun box will
be able to fetch the kernel.
- the kernel must be on a.out format the the sun box can execute it.
so you have to gunzip the default debian kernel and then make a aout
file with the elftoaout utility. can be found at
- the standard debian kernel does not include kernel-ip-config so that
the linux kernel will fetch the net configs from bootp or a dhcp server.
so for first your first boot you have to give the parameters "boot net
ip=<ip-addr> nfsroot=<server-addr>:<folder-name>". if you only give the
nfsroot it will give you the following error: "RPC: sendmsg returned
error 51".
- so after starting your debian linux compile your new kernel with
enabled nfsroot, kernel-auto-conf and more..... and don't forget to make
a new aout kernel with the elftoaout utility!

Evan DiBiase wrote:
> Well, I was going to try and look at some of the suggestions made by
> people on the list, but, unfortunately, something odd happened to my
> SPARC's hard drive that corrupted it. So the data's gone, and I figured
> I'd give reinstalling a try.
> I'm booting over the network with TFTP. The SPARC loads the file, and
> then prints
> Booting Linux...
> and sits there. Does anyone know what the problem might be or, barring
> that, how I might narrow down the possible factors?
> Thanks,
> Evan
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